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Guest Blogger Katie Coombs: Coming to Terms with my Heart Condition

Katie Coombs is a writer, speaker and radio show host in Reno, Nevada. She is a wife and busy mom to seven kids. Katie also has a chronic heart condition. She uses her experience to inspire others and give them hope. On August 5, 2012, after nine years of living with supraventricular tachycardia, I was driving to meet a client at [...]

Guest Blogger Rich Henry: Community involvement enriches employees experiences

Rich Henry is the President of McCarthy Building Companies for the Northern Pacific Division. He is also the 2018 Greater Bay Area 2018 Heart of Gold Heart Ball Chair. We are honored to have him as a volunteer and advocate. As the President of a large company, I have come to believe that the health and wellness of my employees [...]

Guest Blogger Lilian Tsi: Take time for you!

The day I had my stroke was like any other Saturday morning. I woke up feeling tired and exhausted. I love my family with all my heart, but being a full-time sales rep and mother of two, I am busy! On that particular morning, I felt something else -- my leg felt like it was on pins and needles. I [...]

Guest Blogger: Debra North – Climbing the mountain

Debra North is an American Heart Association volunteer – and heart disease survivor. She has used her experience as a platform to share information and help others. There's a saying many heart valve patients call heart surgery: "Climbing the mountain." Whenever one of us is about to have surgery, we say, "See you on the other side of the mountain." [...]

Guest Blogger: Camie Sanchez

It is my pleasure to announce this year’s fall Play 60 Challenge winner… Hughes Afterschool program. The coordinators at Hughes YMCA afterschool program did a great job communicating the importance of being physically active while still having fun with students. They tracked their on campus activity along with off campus activities such as community sports and family engagement, which is [...]